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W&M Summer- Bengaluru and Goa
Bangalore, India; Goa, India
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
International Centre of Goa
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
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Program Description:

Goa Collage

Program Information | Course Information | W&M Faculty | Dates | Deadlines | Program Fees | Eligibility

Goa still exhibits the cultural influences of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years, until it was annexed by India in 1961. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats region, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

Program Description:
Students on the William & Mary Goa summer program spend five weeks exploring globalization and development in India. Excursions during the program may include Bangalore, the “Silicon Valley” of India, and an organic coffee plantation. Course-related excursions to the spice plantations and points of interest around Goa will enhance the student’s understanding of the economic and cultural background of the region.

Students will be housed at the International Centre of Goa or hotels while on excursions. All meals are provided on-site (included in the program fee). 

Course Information:
Students will take two 3 credit courses for a total of 6 credits. All Summer 2016 students will be enrolled in:
  • SOCL 340/GSWS 390: Transnational Encounters and Activism (GER 4C)
  • SOCL 313: Globalization and International Development (GER 4B)

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2016, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Goa and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.

Courses taught by W&M faculty. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

W&M Faculty:
Gul Ozyegin
Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Arrival: May 21, 2016
Departure: June 24, 2016

Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($500): March 4
Final payment: April 1

*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees: 
2016 program fee: $5,050
Students are responsible for airfare.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

Critchfield Scholarships will also fund students going on the Goa program.

All College students in good academic standing.

**Please note that international students should emai the GEO advisor directly about this program, as you may need additional time to apply for a student visa to India.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/22/2016 05/21/2016 06/24/2016
 NOTE: Start dates refer to date of student's arrival to program, and end dates refer to date of student's departure from program.